Deciding Your Major Definite Purpose in Life
“Decide upon your major definite purpose in life, and then organize all your activities around it.”
Brian Tracy, One of America’s leading authorities on the development of human potential and personal effectiveness.
Without having identified your life purpose, you may feel like you are being tossed around in the wind. You are blown here, you are blown there, nothing seems to quite work.
Your life purpose, whatever it may be, acts as an umbrella in your life. It will cover you and work in all segments of your life: family and friends, business, health and wellness, financial, personal development, fun and creativity, etc. It is a mantra relevant to all areas of your life.
The book “The Success Principles (TM): How to Get from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be” by Jack Canfield devotes an entire chapter to helping you decide and define your definite life purpose. This book is easy to follow and has been life changing for me. I highly recommend it.
Once you have defined your life purpose, you will be able to tell if your life is governed by your life purpose. How? By the ease with which you are going through life. If you are finding yourself overwhelmed, overburdened and/or worried, this will be the barometer that tells you you have momentarily turned away from your life purpose. Once you have defined your life purpose, you will find it helpful in making decisions and choices.
Take the following action step to find your life purpose:
In one or two sentences, write down what you feel is your purpose in life. Perhaps it is to teach, inspire or help others. Use this motto for the next two weeks in all areas of your life. At the end of two weeks, evaluate how that slogan worked for you. You may find it necessary to tweak it so it evolves into your life purpose.
Then use your life purpose sentence when making all decisions; ask yourself does this go along with my life purpose? Asking yourself this question will keep you on the the right path, help you make good choices and you will find you make better use of your time.
Wishing you success & happiness,
Solid Gold Northland
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